A new Yb-doped crystal Yb<sup>3+</sup>: Lu<sub>2</sub>SiO<sub>5 </sub>laser was demonstrated. The laser was Q-switched at 1058nm by an InGaAs saturable absorber above 25KHz. The slope efficiency were 4.6% and 3.0% for CW and Q-switched respectively.
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Y. Song, J. Hu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, J. Xu, K. Guo, Y. Wang, and Z. Zhang, "Q-Switched Yb: Lu<sub>2</sub>SiO<sub>5</sub> Laser with a SESAM," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper LMF1.
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